Still grieving the loss of her wandering, free-spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she's inherited -- one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she's never even met. At the heart of this mystery is the hope that maybe -- just maybe -- this "Winter Cottage" will answer the endless questions about her mother's past . . . including the identity of her birth father.